Gardai

  • Gardai are at the scene of road collision on the N60 near Breaffy National School.

    Emergency services are at the scene and traffic is down to one lane.

    There are no reports of any injuries at present.

    Traffic is very heavy in both directions.

  • Traffic is down to one lane on Pound Street in Ballaghaderreen this morning.

    Gardai confirmed that there was an incident there earlier and Gardai are currently at the scene dealing with it.

    Midwest News understands a pedestrian was hit there earlier.

  • One lane of the road is closed at the Collooney Roundabout in Sligo this morning after a truck overturned on the road.

    Gardai say diversions are in place and it will take some time to move the truck from the road.

    The driver of the truck was taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

    There have been falls of snow in some parts of the region overnight. There are reports of snowfall in the Ballaghaderreen and Boyle areas this morning but roads do appear to be clear in most areas. Motorists are urged to exercise caution on secondary routes in particular.

  • Tuam Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian at Killelaun Tuam, Co Galway.

     

    The collision occurred at approximately 8.15pm yesterday evening on the Tuam side of Cloonmore Bridge on the Tuam-Galway Road.

     

    Emergency service crews attended the scene.

     

    A male pedestrian in his late 20s was taken to University Hospital Galway with non life-threatening injuries.

     

    The driver of the car was uninjured.

     

    Investigations are ongoing.

  • Tuesday last was one of the busiest days in the history of the Mayo Mountain Rescue Team - with the exception of Reek Sundays.

    The team dealt with three separate call-outs to incidents on Croagh Patrick, between 11am and 7pm.

     

    With the exception of Reek Sundays - which take place on the last Sunday of July each year - Tuesday of this week was one of the busiest days ever for the Mayo Mountain Rescue team.

    It starts shortly before 11.30am when the mountain rescue team was alerted by Gardai and the Irish Coast Guard to come to the assistance of a man who had sustained a lower leg injury on Croagh Patrick.

    A first-response party attended to the casualty who was subsequently airlifted to Mayo University Hospital by the Coastguard for further treatment.

    While he was being airlifted by Rescue 118, the Mayo Mountain Rescue team was again tasked at about 2.40pm, again near the shoulder of Croagh Patrick.

    The first reponse team and stretcher team who were already on the mountain went to assist a second casualty who had also sustained a lower leg injury.

    He was treated and then stretchered down the Reek to the Murrisk side.

    A walker who was with a group on Croagh Patrick then advised of a 3rd casualty who required assistance, after being injured in a fall near the summit.

    He had managed to descend with the help of his group, but was suffering from exhaustion.

    A first-response team  treated him for his injury before assisting the casualty to walk down off the mountain.

    The Mountain Rescue Team were finally stood down at about 7pm Tuesday evening after a busy day - and it followed a busy weekend, with two callouts last Saturday - one of which included a complex rescue on steep ground.

    The voluntary organisation provides emergency cover 24 hours per day, 7 days a week on Mayo's hills and mountains.

    Up to 80% of call-outs annually are to Croagh Patrick.

  •  A two vehicle collision occurred this morning on the Castlebar to Clarmorris road.

    The collision at Mossbrook happened shortly after 11am.

    Traffic is reduced to one lane but is expected to be fully reopened by 1.30pm.

  • Two men are due to appear in court this evening charged in connection with a robbery in Sligo on Thursday.

    At around midday on Thursday, two men armed with a knife and hammer entered a business at Deepwater Quay in Sligo.

    They threatened staff and demanded money. They left with a sum of money and no one was injured.

    Garda investigating the robbery conducted searches and arrested a 19 year old man and a 24 year old man in the Sligo area on Thursday afternoon. They were detained under the provisions of Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Ballymote Garda Station.

    A car and items connected with the robbery were also seized for examination.

    Both men are scheduled to appear before a special sitting of Sligo District Court at 7.30pm this evening charged in connection with the robbery.

     

  • Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage that occurred last week on Wednesday May 27th in Moygownagh in North Mayo.

    The dispute which involved a number of people occurred at approximately 12.30pm.

    Damage was caused to a tractor during the incident.

    Two men aged 56 years and 58 years have been charged under Section 2 of the Criminal Damage Act 1991 in relation to this.

    A file is being prepared for the DPP.

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    Gardaí have seized a firearm and a number of vehicles, as they investigate last weekend's violence at the scene of an eviction in Roscommon.

    Two men were arrested this morning in connection with the incident in Falsk near Strokestown.

    8 security officers, who were guarding the empty property, were injured and several vehicles were torched by a group of masked attackers.

    The detained men are aged in their 50s and 60s, and are being held under the Offences against the State Act, at Castlerea Garda Station.

    Gardaí say a lorry and a teleporter were among the vehicles seized during searches of houses and sheds at four locations.

     

     

     

     

  • Two men have been arrested in connection with a robbery at Sligo-Leitrim Mountain Rescue last week.

    Gardai have recovered thousands of euro worth of equipment which they believe was stolen from the team's base.

    A planned search of a premises in Sligo town this morning led to the seizure of a number of items.

    Following the search two men were arrested and taken to Ballymote Garda station for questioning.

  • Gardaí in Collooney arrested two members of what is believed to be a  prolific rural burglary gang who are suspected of carrying out at least 50 raids over the last two months.

    The arrests were made by uniformed gardaí in county Sligo over the weekend as part of Operation Thor, an ongoing initiative tackling marauding burglary gangs. That’s according to today’s Irish Independent.

    During the operation two males, aged 22 and 32, were arrested while two high-powered vehicles were also seized.

    The criminals were detained for questioning in relation to burglary related offences but have since been released without charge, while a file is being prepared for the DPP.

    The arrests were carried out last Friday afternoon shortly after 4pm by uniformed officers from Collooney garda station, who were assisted by members of the Garda Air Support Unit.

    The two suspects , who have since been released without charge, are originally from the Limerick area and are part of a four man gang accused of causing havoc along the west coast. One of the men was also wanted in relation to an outstanding bench warrant.

    These were significant arrests for gardai, with two high-powered cars also seized which were suspected of being used in burglaries. This crime grouping have been a key target for gardai across the west of the country for some time, as they are suspected of being connected to in excess of 50 burglaries since Christmas.

  • Two men in their 20s and 30s have been charged in connection with a series of robberies at retail premises around the country.

    The thefts took place in Galway, Dublin, Wicklow, Meath and Kilkenny over the past two months.

    The men were arrested on Monday after Gardaí raided a property in Straffan in Kildare and found a number of stolen items.

    Both are due before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

  • The two males who had been detained in relation to an incident at a repossessed house at Falsk in Roscommon have this morning been released this morning without charge. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    The men were being questioned about the illegal possession of a shotgun, which was seized in searches carried out by Gardaí investigating the assault on security guards protecting a repossessed house outside Strokestown last Sunday. 

    The investigation is ongoing and Gardai have renewed their appeal to anyone with information to come forward and contact us here at Castlerea Garda Station on 094 9621630 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

     

  • Two men have been arrested in Ballyhaunis after a stolen car was recovered and a significant amount of counterfeit €20 notes seized.

    This follows on from a substantial amount of fake €20 notes passed through a number of business premises in Ballinrobe and Ballyhaunis since last Sunday.

    Sergeant Tony Cosgrove Mayo Crime Prevention Officer is urging everyone especially the business community to be vigilant as there may be more of these notes in circulation. 

    It is important to check notes for all the security features and business people should use electronic note checkers where possible. 

    Sergeant Cosgrove is urging the public to be wary of someone buying an item for say €1 and paying with a €20 note. 

    Gardai are also asking business owners not to change €20 notes into other notes especially for strangers.

  • Two men are due in court at 8.15pm this evening following the discovery of suspected cannabis worth almost a quarter of a million euro in Co Leitrim yesterday.

    The discovery was made in a grow house in the town of Carrigallen.

    Two men were arrested and are due at a special sitting of Carrick on Shannon District court at 8.15.

  • Two motorists were detected travelling at 79 km/h in a 60 km/h zone yesterday, as part of Project Edward.

    Yesterday was designated "European Day Without A Road Death", also known as Project Edward, and Gardai say there were no reports of any fatalities on Ireland's roads, however, they say there's no room for complacency.

    During the 24 hours of Project Edward, GoSafe vans checked the speed of almost 130,000 vehicles across the country, of which 256 were travelling in excess of the applicable speed limit.

    In Mayo, a motorist was detected travelling at 79 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on the L133 at Lowpark, Charlestown, while another motorist was caught driving at the same speed in a 60 km/h zone on the R334 at Ballyshingadaun, Ballinrobe.

    Gardai say Project Edward is an important initiative in keeping road safety in the minds of all road users.

     

  • Two people have died and three others have been seriously injured following a crash in Donegal.

     
    It happened in Bundoran in the early hours of this morning.


    The single vehicle collision happened at Eastend in Bundoran at 3:25am.

     

    A man and a woman both in their 20s were killed when the car they were passengers in hit a wall.

     

    Another woman in her mid 20s is in critical condition and another two men, also in their 20s, have been seriously injured.

     

    They've all been taken to Sligo General Hospital. 

     

    The road is currently closed to allow for a Garda investigation of the scene, with local diversions in place.

     

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station or any Garda Station

  • Two people are being questioned as part of an investigation into an assault in Galway.

    A man in his 40's was attacked at around 3 am this morning in Riverside, Woodquay.

    He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

    Gardai say two youths were arrested in relation to the incident.

  • Two pedestrians have been taken to University Hospital Galway following a collision on the Dyke Road this morning.

    The single vehicle incident happened near the carpark at the Black Box Theatre at around half past eight.

    Two pedestrians were subsequently taken to University Hospital Galway – and it’s understood both suffered serious injuries.

    The road was closed for some time to allow Garda investigators to conduct a technical examination of the scene.

    Gardaí have since confirmed to Midwest News that the road has fully reopened.

  • Two people were taken to Mayo University hospital last night following a two vehicle collision outside Castlebar.

    The collision between a Citroen car and a tractor happened at 7.15pm yesterday evening.

    The driver of the car has sustained serious injuries from the accident and remains in hospital while the man driving the tractor has less serious injuries and has since been discharged.

    The N60 between Castlebar and Manulla was closed both ways overnight and for a time this morning on the Claremorris side of Breaffy Village, but has since fully reopened to traffic.